Elekta reports 1st treatment at Froedtert Hospital

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

February 5, 2019 -- Radiation oncology firm Elekta said the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee has treated its first patient with the company's Unity MR-guided radiation therapy system.

A 47-year-old patient with metastatic liver cancer was treated using Unity in January, according to Elekta. Unity, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in December, combines a 1.5-tesla MRI scanner from Philips Healthcare and a linear accelerator for delivering radiation therapy.

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